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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-03"

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Copy of 617 Squadron crest with The King's and Chester Herald's signatures.

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Top - full length image of a flight sergeant wearing tunic and side cap standing outside a door to a building. Submitted with description 'F/Sgt Jackson, RAF Metheringham March 1944'.
Bottom - six aircrew, four standing and two crouching in front…

MCothliffKB[Ser#-DoB]-151020-13-01.pdf
A log kept at Tholthorpe to record events and times of importance. It commences July 6th 1943 and ends 30th March 1944.

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Top - seven aircrew all wearing battledress standing in two rows. Captioned 'Geo Wilcock (Nav 1), Nobby Clarke (Nav 11), Dave Hicks (W/Op), rish Miller (pilot), Sid Loseby (R.G.), Ron Baker (M.U.G.), Allan Edwards (F.E.)'. Titled 'Warboys Huntingdon…

PAllenDJ1532-0065.jpg
Half length portrait of Derrick Allen in tunic with air gunner brevet and sergeant stripes wearing side cap. On the reverse 'Sgt Air Gunner, Passing out parade, March 1944, on leave [...] Taken in Peterborough'.

PHorshamES18010001.jpg
Seven airmen in front of their Halifax. On a second image the same image is annotated -
'Mid-Upper Gunner Jim Finney Hull
Flight Engineer Eric Horsham Wolwich SE London
Navigator Owen Shirley Carshalton Surrey
Pilot F/Lt Edgar Francis Seke St…

PBakerA1601.jpg
Flight Lieutenant Mercer and crew and ground personnel in front of their Lancaster. On the reverse:
'March 1944 X for Xray
Dunholme Lodge
Bomber Command
Left to right
Isot Pratt. (mid upper) F/lt Mercer D.F.C. (pilot) Sgt Fallan (fit.…

MCothliffKB[Ser#-DoB]-151020-120004.pdf
A record of events and their times for the period 26 January to 2 March 1944 (72 pages).

MCothliffKB[Ser#-DoB]-151020-120005.pdf
A record of events and their times recorded at RAF Tholthorpe during the period 2 March to 31 March 1944 (74 pages).

MCothliffKB[Ser#-DoB]-151020-120006.pdf
A record of events and their times at RAF Tholthorpe during the period 31 March to 13 May 1944 (68 pages).

PFOMetheringhamAF19010005.jpg
Top left - three airmen wearing battledress and side caps standing in line with trees in the background. Submitted with description 'Three airmen in uniform, standing in front of hedge. Left to right: P/O Roberts - rear gunner, F/O Bob Wake - bomb…

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Article headlines: gallantry in captivity, awards to airmen, many lives saved in Germany. OBEs for Group Captain Laurence F Wray RCAF shot down March 1944 for work done on evacuation of Stalag Luft 3. Wing Commander (acting Group Captain) Henry…

MMcDonaldDA410364-151013-02.pdf
Notes on locations for Don McDonald's home, training in Australia. Notes people mentioned and scanned documents relating to a leave that Don enjoyed in London and includes a story of the leave written up by the interviewer from his notes which was…

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Bob Sharrock was the son of a miner. He worked as a milkman delivering milk via a hand cart until he was given the privilege of a pony and trap. Bob then went to work as a lab technician for a gas company before he volunteered for the RAF. He trained…

ATrumanEG170315.mp3
Ernest Truman completed his initial training in Australia as a navigator before arriving in the UK he was posted to 460 Squadron at RAF Binbrook. One of his ops was to destroy the oil refinery at Merseburg and he recalls the explosion was so bright…

AKohlerH170303.mp3
Helmut Köhler (b. 1928) recalls his wartime experience as Luftwaffenhelfer. He provides a first-hand account of two attacks on Kassel, the first on the 22 October 1943 and the second in March 1944. He describes his time spent inside the air-raid…

AColbeckJC170524.mp3
Joy Colbeck was born in Maidstone, Kent and served within the Women’s Royal Naval Service during the war. Her brother, John, joined the RAF on the 28 of April 1943, qualified at as an air gunner in April 1944, before being transferred to an…

MMitchellJEF550261-160125-030001.jpg
Notes describing first leaflet sortie, problems with starboard engine, forced landing and activities in France and return to England. Then moves on to 207 Squadron and lists operations and flying after finishing second tour and post war.

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Acknowledges some earlier letters and reflects on the exertion of attending pilot training without knowing his future post. He writes of being at the Y.M.C.A with a friend, both missing their loved ones. Dave speaks with love and devotion of his…

EGortonHGortonLCM440305.pdf
He writes of his flying training and domestic arrangements.

EGortonHGortonLCM440302.pdf
He writes of his first training flight in a Wellington, the weather and domestic details.
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